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america.?" reporting fr washington, i am t igh, but with a long road ahe. bernie sanders comes out of the new hampshire primary stronger than ever, but his competitors sacethey are still in the ra the case that has wild up a president and raise questions about rule of law in america. why roger stone'shaentencing has such an impact. mattresses.g new use of old how a revolutionary technique is helping to grow food in a syrian refugee camp. nada: for those watching on pbs and around the world, welcome no "wors america." landscape ha shifted in the race for the democratic nomination for president. ounator bernie sanders cam of new hampshire's primary on tuesday night looking very much
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like thent funner after former vice president joe biden put in another week showing. mayor pete buttigieg and senator amy klobuchar also looking strong going into the next set of contest. jon sopel has more on the stage of the race. jon: he's left wing, 78 years old, had a heart attack last october, and is on fire. idatnis nobeolde considered the favorite thdecra. sen. sanders: no matterho wins, and we certainly hope it to unite together -- o we are goingite together and if the the most dangerous president in the modern history of this country. jon: win is a win is a win, and bernie sanders supporters are celebrating their victory tonight. but he has n smashed it like
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he did four years ago in new shhae, and that will be a source of considerable relief to a lot of centrist democrats, who fear he might become an unstoppable train. the centrist, telegenic, gay, former mayor from south bend, indiana, pete buttigieg. mr. buttigieg: politics of my way or the highway is a road to reelecting donald trump your americans--vulnerable of receiving ideological purityy overinclusive victory. jon: but former vice president joe biden is loing punchdrunk, slumped on the ropes. he came a dismal fifth last night and got out of new hampshire before the results were declared. mr. biden: i hear all these pundits and exper, cable tv talkers -- it ain't over, man,
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we are just getting started. jon: one centrist candidate w exceeded expectations was the senator from minnesota, amy klobuchar. she is tough and has staying power. but if you are donald trump, who held his own spoil rally in the state this week, and you see the democrats in a protracted battle with all waging war against each other, life looks pretty pchy. jon sopel, bbc news, new hampshire. nada:or foranalysis on the race i spoke earlier with democratic strategist. the real key question at first bernie sanders, can he hang on to his lead? >> well, it is a great question. we have two clear frontrunners out of the first couple of states to vote. bernie sanders with a very narrow victory last night, but mayor pete butgieg actually s more delegates out of the first two. it is interesting, this is a
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little bit of instead of a one, two, three night, what we w was a three, two, one night. a third-place finish from amy klobuchar got her a big bump. very narrow second-place finish from mayor petnother strong performance for him. and bernie sanders, who, while he did win the night, he significantly underperformed years ago when he got almost 60% of the vote in new hampshire. ngan interesight where we saw actually more than half of the voters v mote for erate candidate and only 36% vote for a progressive candidate. a very narrow win for bernie sanders, and i think a long way to go until we know which direction this is going to take. nada: as you say, real split among moderates. ere do you put joe biden?
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two contests are not these first representative of america, and he is strong with minority communities. you think he will do better in the next two contests and super tuesday? two clear frontrunners right now, and two candidates seriously on life-support, and i would put vice president biden as one of those, and senator warren asel expected to perform much better in new shhampe, a statement to her adjoining ste she represents in the senate. joe biden has a big uphill climb moving into south carolina. i think a ve interesting to see what happens to his african-american support in the state. typically, african-american voters are very rational voters. in 2008, african-american voters actually did obama until they saw him win in
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iowa. that is going to be a big thing to watch as it relates to biden's candidacy. but no question he has to really have a significantly strong performance in south carolina in the next couple of weeks. nada: and jus briefly, we are seeing the field finally narrowing down.re we at 8 now. mpwhatt do you think that will have on the rest of the contest? >> i think things ome starting tointo focus. the big unknown -- we don't yet know if we have seen amy klobuchar's ceiling or her floor. so what kind of staying power does she have, how can she use her performance in new hampshire to stay in the race. and the big unknown is mayor mike bloomberg, who really has taken a very different strategy to this primary season, and instead of playing in the early states, has elected to go for a more national campaign.
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i think we are going to see on eper tuesday went 40% of delegates are elected what impact mayor bloombergal will ac have on the race. nada: well, thank you so much. certainly a very early t sta all of this. as the democrats work on w narrowing do will go against donald trump in november, the president has been focusing on legal matters -- not his, but the sentencing aguidelines of his formerisor roger stone. four prosecutors resigned last night after the dojceecided to rehe sentence for mr. stone, who was convicted last year of witness tampering and other charges. caprosecutors initially ed for a sentence of seven to nine years, which mr. attacked in a series of tweets and again at the white house today. pres. trump: i want to thank the justice department for seeing this horrible thing, and i didn't speak to him, just so you understand -- they saw the
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horribleness of a nine-year sentence for doing nothing -- you have murderers awh drug addictdon't get nine years . nine years for doing something that nobody can even define what he did. nada: in that same press appearance, mr. trump would not pardon mr. stone.i spoke to jon, orconstitutional law profet george washing and university. despite what people feel about thed sentence ether it was overzealous or not, the president tweeting his support, us hearing him thanking the attorney general -- what has that done to theustice department and criticism that it has politicized the department? jonathan: i'm not too sure which worse for bill barr, the criticism or theab aoy he got from the president. ait was as usua rather tin-eared response from the president. attorney general bill barr has
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stressed that the justice department had not spoken to the president, had made this decision before the president made his comments. vebut this is al damaging to the justice department. it is highlyar irreg it is irregular to have the memoraum essentially told the back -- pulled back. it is irregular to have an entire prosecution team resign en masse. there are legitimate questions that will have to be answered. nada: when you say legitimate questions, democrats have called for an evaluation of the do you think that is warranted here? i think there -- jonathan: i think there is. imi think artant thing to note is that many of us put aside the prosecutors for the sentencing recommendation. i thought the 7-9-year recommendation was absurd. it was within the guidelines of the top end, but most of us thought it was quite excessive. the positden of the justice rtment right now is the
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correct 1 -- they say he should go to jail but not that long. but that doesn't answer the question of how this was done. these prosecutors resigned for a i think the burden is now onwhy. bill barrar to make clehat happened in this case. nada: there is obviously the bigger context to all of this. the presidejust one week after being acquitted by the senate, has reallyee unabashedly trying to reshape thenm govt to those who are loyal for him, purging those who testified againstim. is there concern, do you think, about the way thent presis reshaping the institutions of the government? isjonathan: ther concernjonathan:. he moved two witnesses -- aactually, he remov ambassador and moved to the othere witness to thntagon. in what i consider the most problematic, he also moved against the twin brother of one of the wnesses, which strikes me as rely quite excessive as
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a response. presidents have the ability, however, to do so. executive branch officials in the white house are the ultimate at-will employees could the president is elected to select these individual -- is allowed to select these individuals. most of us did not expect to these individls to stay in close contact with t present. they effectively called him a liar and said his decisions were against the national security interest. but there was a gratuitous aspect to this trip in t case of colonel vindman and ambassador sondland, the word on the street was that they were going to leave in a matter of weeks. it seems clear that the president wanted to fire them rather thanm let tave on their own accord. nada: yeah. onall ght, professorhan turley, thank you so much. in other news, a man hasn reportedly beelled in a rare confrontation in northeastern syria between american troops u.s. warplanes are reported to
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have launched an airstrike after the city.trol was attacked near italy'sene has voted just to league party, matt salvini, of his parliamentary immunity from prosecution on charges of power.ants and abuse of the case refers to the positions he took asnterior minister lastear when he blocked migrant rescue boats. mr. sobbing he sae he welcomes ance to defend himself in court. in what was a highly anticipated decision, pope francis has opted against opening up the priesthood to married men in remote regions. last year a synod of bishops voted in favor of such a proposal for the amazon. but the pope instead focused on other issues affectihe region's 33 million people, including the environment. omas reese is a jesuit priest
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religion news service, and i spoke to him earlier. cthis leaves trch in limbo over a very contentious decision. why do you think the pope degded to hold back in mak the call? rev. reese: t i thi pope decided to punt on this one. he didn't say no,y, absolut you cannot talk about this anymore, which would havsp been the rese of the last two papacies. but he wasn't willing to open up i think he is stil thinkingen. about it, is still discerning. thk he is upset that there is not a csensus among the shops on this question. we are a big church and we have seen other churches divided over issues, and i think he wants the church to move as one body and wants more consensus on this issue before heakes a decision. nada: one of the criticisms was that this shoulde worldwide
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decision by all bishops. do you think that decision based on the amazon could have had far-reaching consequences for all of the church across the globe? rev. reese well, sure. once you say that in the amazon there is a need for ordaining married men because you only have a priest come around to a village once or twice ath year, e will be other bishops around the world saying, well, i got the same problem here, how about letting me do it? i think that would happen. even in the united states come we have some parts of the midwest and the mountain states wherea priest only comes once a month or whatever. we are a eucharistic community. the eucharist is at the heart of who we are. and also, the priest is the one whoeb ctes the sacrament of
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reconciliation, of confession. as a catholic community, those sacraments are essential to who we are as catholics. sit' disappointing to many of us that the popemo didn' forward on this. but i understand why he didn't. i think he wants to have more consensus before he moves. nada you say there needs to be more consensus. where do most catholics stand on this issue? dividg is the rev. reese: well, that's a good question. certainly in tif united states ou polled people you would find support for gaining married men. you would ordaining married men. you would findt especially in communities where there is a shortage of clergy, where if they have to choose between having the eucharist and the celibate clergy, it will go with having the eucharist and a most of the opposition comes from the clergy and some of the
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bishops, for whom the celibate clergy is just so much a part of their identity as priests. that this is somethato accept could be optional. i think that is where s e oppositionming from, mostly. nada: all right, have to leave it there. rev. reese, s thank ymuch. you are watching "bbc world news america." still to come on tonight's program, stock at sea. we hear one wom's tale of being a coronavirus prisoner aboard one of the quarantine ships. nada: one of david hocstey's amous paintings has been sold at selfies in london. -- sotheby's in london. it is considered one of the standout popular images of the
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20th century and is one of a trio of works alongside " a littleplash" and "bigger splash." >> the splash is perhaps david harvey's is known image. having grown up in th front foot, the southern lifestyle of california was utterly seductive. the thing that symbolized los angeles fo him was the swimming pools. david: what i like about doing it was the perversity of tainting some -- painting something that lastsne second but it took me seven days work to paint the splash itself. >> this is instantly recognizable. it is not right the "mona lisa." b david hockney is a
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national treasure, but it was painte land a time in hise when you could feel the exuberance of a young m g who isef lt london andg see the color and the light and the more liberal society of california. and and now more th 50 years later, it has been so ld. the last time it came up for auction in 2006 it made pomost 3 milliods. the price now? 8 times higher, more poan 23 milliods. it is below his record price,oo but enough amongst the biggest names in the global art market. nada: the first case of the coronavirus has been confirmed today in london,s the number of those affected worldwide continues to spike.
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more than 1100 people have died, and there are 45,000 cases of the disease. rries are spreading. in singapore, hundreds of employees have eva island state's biggest bank after one person fell ill. in japan, health officials say more than 175 people have tested positive on board a cruise ship quarantined outside yokohama. one of the passengers, not sick herself, is an american novelist. she told us what it is like on board. >> it is odd how one adjusts to a different lifestyle. i can't tell you what day it is without lking, what day of the week. the days blend together. but we have a routine. we are good little prisoners. we stay on our rooms and go out on the back in the -- on the balcony. weut our trash out in the appropriate way. we take our messages outside the door. we wear masks when we open the
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door for food trays paid we look forw the food like any prisoner. and this is the poshest petentiary there is. the food is gotten significantly better. it is very healthy. we have three choices. the pastry chef is trying to kill us with chocolate rather we got clean sheets yesterday. i mean, this is what we are down to from luxury vacation. aughter] to hoping for clean sheets. but the ship is trying to make our lives palatable. they put lots of movies on the closed-circuit system. they have people reading stories to children locked in their rooms with japanese and english-speaking readers. they send toys around to all the children on the ship.
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every day they get a new prize or toy or game. so they are trying. but my anxiety was so bad this morning that i thought i was great, i was handling it wonderfully. then i walked around the cabin and i was like wh'srong? i looked down, and i'm wearing two different left shoes. so'm losing it, i think, at some level. and yet'm trying to hold it together in another. nada: i was once stuck on a hurricane, and even though we were allowed to roam the should come i must say we were very happy to get back home. armoving on, those in of refugee camps in jordan face any number of challenges and obstacles. amongan them, how to provid appropriate diet, and anothwi, what to d the mattresses that pile up every week.
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experts in the u.k have found a solution foroth, as victoria gill reports. victoria: this family lost their home and their farm when they fled the or in syria-- war in syria. now in the jordanian desert, he is able to teach his children how to grow vegetables in a very unconventional way. it sounds like the garden has made us more of a real home, is that fair to say? >> yes, absolutely. it makes me feel like i'm in my home village in syria. victoria: for the 80,000 people who live here, this is a city that sprung upn a short period of time. most of the people who live here used a farm in syria, and now there is limitedce s enabling pple to grow their own food is a vital step towards making this a sustainable place >> everything gets reused, repurposed. nothing gets thrown away. victoria: on their
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sustainability mission to the camp, these scientists found that what was thought to be a problem here was a way to get everyone the garden. >> there is a warehouse full. there was no disposal mechanism. being too a landfill site and seeing a tomato plant growing on an old sofa. victoria: really? it would work.t is how i knew victoria: this is hydroponics. foam supports the plan, so there is no need for soil. it means much less water, so it is cap were it is needed rather than draining away. this whole system is made from recycled materials. >> i don't know how many are here, hundreds. bit of foam. there is gill mattress-- the old magistrate it pops in there so gets t itsins. amazing. everything is recycled. victoria: so far more than 1000
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people at sign-up for demonstration sessions like this. >> everyone gets a starterit. >> they get the kit and they take advantage of it at home ir they start twn. victoria: growing nutritious food in a place with limited water and limited space could provide lessons for urban environments all around the world. victoria gill, bbc news, jordan. nada:a suceative solution. before we go, if you missed last night's westminster dog show finale, it is worth a look. sen. sanders became the first siba became the first standard poodle to win in three decades. he beat many competitors including the annual fan favorite, the golden retriever. su an adorable thing. i' narrator: funding for this presentation is made possible by... babbel, an online program designed by language specialists
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captioning sponsored by newshour productions, llc >> woodruff: good evening. i'm judy woodruff. on the newshour tonight: the state of the race-- what the results in new hampshire mean for democratic candidates moving forward. and, i sit down wi pete buttigieg. then, crime and punishment. after federal prosecutors resign from the roger stone case, president trump unleashesat cks on them while defending plus, watching concrete dry-- ultra-high-performance concrete, that is.th breakthrough building material that engineers hope will save our aging infrastructure.ni >> it's verye, to the point that we've had visitors come from around the world to look at it. druff: all that and more, on tonight's pbs newshour.

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